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Hondo! was a hurdler in another life.

Three will be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, including long-time fullback William Henderson, AKA Hondo!, the team has announced.

The other members of the class are guard Marco Rivera and contributor Frank Jonet.

Hondo! played 12 seasons in the NFL, all with the Packers. He was an All Pro and made the Pro Bowl in 2004 and was a member of the Packers’ 1996 Super Bowl championship team. In addition to leaping would-be tacklers in a single bound, Hondo! will also be remembered as the guy who led the way for seven 1,000-yard rushing seasons — two by Dorsey Levens (1997, 1999) and five by Ahman Green (2000-04, 2006).

Rivera played nine seasons with the Packers, starting seven. He played all 16 games in all but one of his seasons as a starter and made the Pro Bowl three times (2002-04). Rivera finished his career with the Dallas Cowboys, where he played two seasons.

We know nothing about Jonet, but here’s what the Press Gazette tells us.

Jonet was involved with the Packers since 1919 as office manager for the Indians Packing Company, team founder Curly Lambeau’s employer that sponsored the team with funds, uniforms and equipment. Jonet later served as team treasurer and was instrumental in helping the organization through difficult financial times.

The induction ceremony will be held July 23.

And I’m going to say it one more time, since he is one of my favorite Packers ever.


Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Nate December 14, 2010

    Isn’t it “HENDO!!” ? That’s what I was screaming all those years…

  2. Vijay December 14, 2010

    Hey, the Pack could use a road grader like that…right about now!

  3. Madcity Packer Fan December 14, 2010

    For sure!

  4. Madcity Packer Fan December 14, 2010

    That Jonet guy has been dead for 59 years according to Packers.com.